Auditorium, 100% Design, London
The Auditorium moves away from conventional methods of creating a confined space: blocks, solid planes, edges. Instead, a virtually invisible material is brought on-site to be delicately woven by hand into a system as complex and transparent as a spider’s web. The process only ends when the space has been properly defined within what has now become a partition, but not a wall.
Open, but confined; translucent and yet solid, the Auditorium network plays with our notions of exterior and interior space, where they begin and where they end.
Paul Cocksedge explains: 'The Auditorium has given me a chance to work with things that on the surface seem mutually exclusive: open/shut, inside/outside, solid/transparent… The partition marks the Auditorium’s border, but what defines that border is that you can see and hear and even reach through it…'
Photography: Mark Cocksedge